In collaboration with IXDA Oslo on September 24th 2014 we hosted a design fiction workshop that explored the future of UX Education, facilitated by Joyce Yee and Emma Jefferies. Why? The UX industry is not getting sufficient skilled people in Norway. To kick of the day we had marvellous speakers and participants from schools to industry, and we explored the following themes:
1. Our field is undergoing rapid change. What competency will be required of a UX professional in 2025, and how should we teach it?
2. It’s not just students who will need to be taught new subjects. What options for training, apprenticeships and continuing education will those already working need to keep their skillsets relevant in a rapidly evolving field?
3. The demand for skilled UX professionals keeps growing, and there just aren’t enough experienced practitioners available. How can we multiply the number of skilled candidates entering the profession, and at the same time increase the quality and relevance of their formal education so they can have better and more rewarding careers?
4. How should schools and industry collaborate? How can those who teach user experience and those who practice it support each other for mutual success?